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Re: Free-Colored v. Slaves in Indian Territory
In Response To: Free-Colored v. Slaves in Indian Territory ()
David and Gary, I realize also that the 1866 treaty does NOT mention blood degree but the Dawes rolls do. By NOT recognizing that some freedmen were mixed blood (Black/Indian) and allowing Whites with NO Indian blood degree at all to be on the by blood rolls is in my opinion making the DAWES rolls unreliable to base citizenship on TODAY.
Regardless of the laws of the nations back in the day, I see documentation often showing the mixed blood of freedmen by way of marriage or the slave owner. I would think that it would make more sense to acknowledge the 1866 treaty to represent everybody AND if not RACISM!!!
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